Obama talks climate change survival with small island states’ leaders

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  • 2015•12•02     Paris     SBS Australia

    US President Barack Obama has met the leaders of several small island nations to discuss the impacts of climate change on their communities. He says after growing up on an island he sympathises with their plight – and believes it’s the world’s responsibility to prevent the disastrous consequences of climate change. As negotiations begin between nations trying to slow climate change and its effects, one of the world’s most powerful leaders has met his counterparts from much smaller nations.

    US President Barack Obama says he wants to work with the island nations to mitigate the effects of rising sea levels.He told the leaders from the Asia-Pacific the Caribbean – including Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Papua New Guinea, and Barbados and Saint Lucia – they’re not alone.

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